- a type of guitar-based music developed from emocore but having a softer, pop or mainstream sound.
- a fan of emo, especially a person who is overly sensitive and full of angst or adopts a certain style characterized by dyed black hair, tight t-shirts and jeans, etc.
- noting or pertaining to this type of rock music: emo albums of the late 1990s.
- of or relating to a fan of emo or to the lifestyle, dress, etc., typical of such a person: emo teens; emo fashion.
- a type of music combining traditional hard rock with personal and emotional lyrics
- (as modifier)emo bands